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    The 20 BEST Leftover Mashed Potato Recipes

    Have a ton of leftover mashed potatoes after the holidays? That’s great, because there are so many ways to use them!

    We’ve compiled this list of easy Leftover Mashed Potato Recipes for you to try. You’ll find quick weeknight dinners, tasty breakfasts, fun party appetizers and so much more.

    There’s such a variety of dishes, you’ll never have to wonder “what to make with leftover mashed potatoes?” again.

    Cook your way through all of these leftover mashed potato recipes, you’re sure to find some new family favorites…

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    Leftover Mashed Potato Recipes:

    1. Stamppot

    Stamppot – Now here’s a twist on your mashed potatoes! This national dish of the Netherlands is a comfort food you need in your life.

    Leftover mashed potatoes are combined with other veggies and topped with smoked sausage, stamppot is a simple and humble dish. But somehow this flavor combination works perfectly.

    Get the Recipe: Stamppot

    2. Colcannon

    Colcannon is one of the most famous Irish recipes. Mashed potatoes and cabbage, it’s a great comfort food side dish! And we couldn’t resist to add bacon into ours.

    Get the Recipe: Colcannon

    3. Bubble and Squeak

    Bubble and Squeak is a typical British way to use up potatoes and cabbage leftover from roast. The two are mashed together, then fried into a patty. Everything is topped off with crumbled bacon and a cooked egg.

    Get the Recipe: Bubble and Squeak

    4. Cottage Pie

    This easy Cottage Pie just screams comfort food. Ground beef, and a variety of aromatic veggies cook in a savory gravy, then get topped with cozy mashed potatoes.

    Get the Recipe: Cottage Pie

    5. Ham and Cheese Potato Croquettes

    These Ham and Cheese Potato Croquettes sooo good. Diced leftover ham is mixed with mashed potatoes and cheese, then dredged in flour and fried. You’ll want to keep popping these treats in your mouth!

    Get the Recipe @ yellowblissroad

    6. Pierogi

    Pierogi are a famous Polish appetizer. They are stuffed dumplings filled with cheesy mashed potatoes and onion, boiled and then fried in butter, topped with bacon, more onions, and sour cream. It’s a great use for leftover mashed potatoes.

    Get the Recipe @ iamhomesteader

    7. Meatball Casserole

    This looks absolute delicious. This made-from-scratch Meatball Casserole with creamy mashed potatoes is a big time crowd-pleaser – juicy meatballs with a homemade marinara sauce over creamy leftover mashed potatoes with lots of cheesy goodness! Should I say more?

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    8. Irish Boxty

    Boxty, or potato cakes, are super easy to make and are great as a snack, appetizer or side dish. Great use for leftover mashed potatoes!

    Get the Recipe @ gritsandpinecones

    9. Aloo Tiki

    Aloo Tiki are flavorful fried patties made of mashed potatoes, peas and plenty of Indian seasonings. They’re great appetizers when you want something unique on your spread.

    Get the Recipe @ cookwithkushi

    10. Loaded Mashed Potato Balls

    Looking to use leftover potatoes to make a lovely recipe that will melt in your mouth? Try these awesome loaded mashed potato balls. They are crunchy, crispy, and creamy, and they’re a creative form of mashed potatoes that you will love.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    11. Mashed Potato Soup

    A great way of retaining the classic flavor of a recipe while also making it different is by turning into soup, and that’s exactly what this mashed potato soup does! It only uses six different ingredients, and it comes together in under thirty minutes.

    Get the Recipe @ katiescucina

    12. Ham and Mashed Potato Casserole

    Maybe you have leftover mashed potatoes and ham? Perfect! This casserole uses both, and it’s a comfort food dish everyone in the family will love!

    Get the Recipe @ sweetcsdesigns

    13. Leftover Mashed Potato Gnocchi

    Speaking of not using many ingredients, this leftover mashed potato gnocchi uses a shockingly low amount, only three ingredients! It’s just flour, eggs, and leftover mashed potatoes. They’re soft, fluffy, and melt in your mouth.

    Get the Recipe @ chefsavvy

    14. Hachis Parmentier (French Beef and Potato Casserole)

    Hachis Parmentier is like a French version of shepherd’s pie. Layered mashed potatoes and beef are topped with cheese before baking. Pure comfort food.

    Get the Recipe @ curiouscuisiniere

    15. Rellenos De Papa (Picadillo-Studded Potato Fritters)

    Papas Rellenas is very popular appetizer in Latin countries. They are mashed potato croquettes stuffed with flavorful picadillo (ground beef hash). They are fried to golden perfection on the outside while still creamy on the inside. Meat and potatoes join together to form the perfect appetizer!

    Get the Recipe @ senseandedibility

    16. Mashed Potato Waffles

    Here’s a fun way to use your leftover mashed potatoes, and make a delicious breakfast. With just a few added ingredients, you can turn your holiday leftovers into the most delicious savory waffles. How cool!

    Get the Recipe @ kirbiecravings

    17. Loaded Mashed Potato Meatloaf Casserole

    Doesn’t that picture just scream “comfort food”? A meatloaf base is topped with creamy leftover mashed potatoes, cheese and bacon. Everyone will want to go back for seconds with this one!

    Get the Recipe @ dinnerthendessert

    18. Mashed Potato Cinnamon Rolls

    Looking to make something sweet? These cinnamon rolls are the answer! These mashed potato cinnamon rolls are super fluffy and taste great.

    Get the Recipe @ lecremedelacrumb

    19. Loaded Garlic Mashed Potato Casserole

    Loaded Garlic Mashed Potato Casserole is a great recipe! Loaded with bacon and gooey cheese, this takes your leftover side dish and makes it into an even better side dish!

    Get the Recipe @ iwashyoudry

    20. Potato Bread

    If you’ve never tried potato bread, now it the time! It has a great flavor and texture, and makes the perfect sandwich bread.

    Get the Recipe @ tastesoflizzyt

    So there you go, twenty leftover mashed potato recipes. Don’t they all look delicious? Which ones will you make first?

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    The 20 BEST Leftover Mashed Potato Recipes

    This collection of easy Leftover Mashed Potato Recipes will give you plenty of ways to use your holiday leftovers. If you don't have any leftovers handy, here's a basic mashed potato recipe:


    • 4 lbs potatoes
    • 1.25 cups milk, warmed
    • 4 Tbsp butter, melted
    • 2 Tbsp parsley, chopped
    • Salt to taste
    • Pepper to taste


    1. Peel the potatoes and cut them into same size pieces and place them in a large pot full of cold water.
    2. Bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes are fork tender, about 15-20 minutes.
    3. Drain the potatoes and mash them by hand. Add in warm milk a little at a time, melted butter, salt and pepper and keep on mashing until smooth.
    4. Taste and season. Stir in parsley and add additional butter on top before serving.

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